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Art Exhibitions in 2020 showing the Best of Pablo Picasso Famous Paintings

Do you want to see Pablo Picasso’s Famous Paintings?? Great news for all Pablo Picasso fans! 2020 is a fantastic year for Picasso all over the world! Many art museums will be hosting exhibitions devoted to Picasso and his artworks. Below is a comprehensive list of Picasso exhibitions in 2020.

The Studio - Pablo Picasso Painting
The Studio – Pablo Picasso Painting

Exhibition: Picasso Spectacle!

When: 15 September 2019 – 1 June 2020
Where: Arkas Sanat Merkezi, Izmir, Turquie

Picasso was a master in many fields. He loved theater, circus, dance & bullfighting and painted these subjects many times.… This exhibition explores Picasso’s close ties and the mutual influence with other artists, including writers, creators, poets, people in theatre and musicians. 

Pablo picasso famous paintings - cubism / surrealism style
Pablo Picasso Paintings – cubism / surrealism style

Exhibition: Picasso, the challenge of ceramic

When: 1 November 2019 – 12 April 2020
Where: Musée de la céramique de Faenza, RA, Italy

This exhibition will loan from the Musee Picasso in Paris 50 unique artworks to show the viewer the relationship of Picasso with clay. It will also show the artist’s sources of inspiration. A special part of the exhibition will be dedicated to the connection between Picasso and Faenza, through photographs & documents never exhibited before.  

Pablo Picasso Ceramics
Picasso Ceramics Photo by MollySVH (CC BY 2.0)

Exhibition: Picasso & the Mediterranean Landscape

When: 15 November 2019 – 23 February 2020
Where: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Toulon, France

This exhibition will focus on Picasso’s Mediterranean landscapes from the period when he lived in Southern France and the French Riviera.

The exhibition will showcase around twenty Pablo Picasso landscapes. In addition, there will be paintings of the same area in Southern France painted by his post-impressionism peers such as Raoul Dufy, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque and Andre Derain.

Also on display will be rare photographs of Picasso in his home, studios and other places during his period in Southern France.

Exhibition: Picasso & Paper

When: 25 January, 2020 — 13 April 2020
Where: Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, London

 When: May 24, 2020 to August 23, 2020
Where: Cleveland Museum of Art in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall and Gallery.

Picasso Paper Collage entitled:  Women at Their Toilette
Picasso Paper Collage entitled: Women at Their Toilette

This exhibition will be showing in two places. Firstly in London and then in Cleveland, USA.

Both exhibitions will focus on Picasso’s relationship with paper. Picasso used all types of paper for all kinds of artistic purposes. He used paper from café tablecloths, newspaper cuttings and whatever caught his interest. Picasso worked with paper for sketching, painting, collages, printmaking and sculptures. This exhibition will display about 300 Picasso paper-related artworks, spanning his entire artistic career.

Exhibition: Beloved by Picasso 

When: 12 October 2019 to 23 February 2020
Where: Arken Museum of Modern Art, Denmark  

This exhibition will focus on the relationship between Picasso and his models. Around 50 Picasso famous artworks will be displayed including sculpture, painting, sculpture, drawing and prints.

Sylvette - Pablo Picasso Portrait of his model Sylvette David [Public Domain]
Sylvette – Pablo Picasso Portrait of his model Sylvette David [Public Domain]

Exhibition: Modigliani – Picasso. The Primitivist Revolution

When: From 18 September 2020 until 10 January 2021.
Where: Albertina Museum, Vienna

The ALBERTINA Museum is dedicating this exhibition to the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani to mark  100 years since his death. When Modigliani came to Paris, he noticed early on Pablo Picasso’s interest in Iberian and African sculpture. This exhibition will focus and highlight how in fact, Picasso left a long-lasting influenced on Modigliani’s artworks.

Pablo Picasso Painting from African Period
Pablo Picasso Painting from African Period [Public Domain]
Modigliani African Statue
Modigliani African Statue

Exhibition: Picasso’s Magical Paintings “Tableaux Magiques” 

When: from October 1, 2019 to February 23, 2020
Where: Paris Musée Picasso 

 This exhibition will show Pablo Picasso famous paintings from the period between the summer of 1926 until the spring of 1930. These Picasso portraits, landscapes and abstracts show the first elements of cubism.

An Exhibition of Pablo Picasso Famous Paintings
An Exhibition of Pablo Picasso Famous Paintings

Exhibition: Eluard and Picasso

Where: Picasso Museum, Barcelona
When: 8 November 2019 until 23 February 2020

Eluard a French poet and an influential writer the literary world of the 20th century, was Picasso’s best friend from the mid-1930s until Eluard’s sudden & early death in 1952.

This exhibition will show the relationship between the two through letters, books, poems, illustrated works, photographs, documentary footage, Picasso’s portraits and drawings of Eluard.

Exhibition:  Picasso in the Bluegrass: From Antibes to Louisville.

When: December. 14, 2019 to March 29, 2020
Where: KMAC Museum in Louisville. 

This upcoming exhibition will showcase around 50 ceramics and paper artworks that Picasso created between 1931 and 1956. These works are on loan from the Musée Picasso in Antibes, France. It will be the first time that these pieces are exhibited outside of Europe.

Picasso ceramic vases
Picasso Ceramics Photo by Damien (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Exhibition: Matisse & Picasso & Matisse

Where: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
When: 13 December 2019 – 13 April 2020

The exhibition Matisse & Picasso  focuses on the relationship between the two greatest twentieth-century artists of Europe – Matisse and Picasso. Both artists met in Paris in 1906 and for more than fifty years, scrutinized each other’s artistic careers. In fact, Matisse and Picasso served as each other’s sounding boards for years. Each one pushed the other to take risks and broaden artistic horizons.

Picasso Self Portrait (left) Matisse Self Portrait (Right)
Picasso Self Portrait (left) Matisse Self Portrait (Right)

You have got to be able to picture side by side everything Matisse & I were doing at that time. No one has ever looked at Matisse’s painting more carefully than I; & no one has looked at mine more carefully than he. ” Quote Pablo Picasso

“Only one person has the right to criticize me. It’s Picasso.” 

Quote Henri Matisse

This exhibition is showcasing more than 60 paintings and sculptures of the two artists, some of which have never been seen in Australia before. Also on display are drawings, prints, illustrated books and costumes by the two artists. The artworks are on loan from public and private collections in Australia and worldwide.

Exhibition: Pablo Picasso – Les Femmes d’Alger

When:  20 June to 13 September 2020
Venue: Museum Berggruen, Berlin Germany

The revolutionary artist Pablo Picasso, who broke away from traditional art, was in fact a huge lover of traditional European painting. His favorite European masters included El Greco, Velázquez, Goya and Eugène Delacroix. In particular, he loved Delacroix’ 1834 painting entitled Femmes d’Alger dans leur appartement (Women of Algiers in their Apartment).

This Delacroix painting depicted Algerian concubines.  When Picasso first saw this painting in the Louvre, he was awe-struck. In fact, whenever he returned to the Louvre, he would return to this painting. It was his “Mona Lisa”.

Delacroix’ painting entitled Femmes d’Alger dans leur appartement
Delacroix’ 1834 painting entitled Femmes d’Alger dans leur appartement 

In the winter of 1954-55, Picasso who was then 73 years old, started his own series of artworks based on the Delacroix ‘Femmes d’Alger’. In three months, Picasso painted a series of fifteen oil paintings and over a hundred paper sketches and lithographs.

Pablo Picasso Painting entitled: Femmes d’Alger
Pablo Picasso Painting entitled: Femmes d’Alger

Museum Berggruen is the only public museum in Europe where you can see Picasso’s iconic Femmes D’Alger series. Alongside this exhibition are other Picasso artworks  and also paintings of other artists who were inspired by the Spanish artist.

Exhibition: Picasso Painting the Blue Period

When: June 27 – September 20, 2020
Where: Art Gallery of Ontario

This exhibition focuses on Pablo Picasso’s blue period (1901 – 1904).  There are two main events that prompted this painting period. Firstly, a recent trip throughout Spain and secondly, the suicide of a close friend, Carlos Casagemas.

Art experts say that Picasso’s Blue Period was the period when Picasso’s art matured. During this phase, he painted predominantly with blue hues dominating most his artworks. Experts believe that the blue colors provided Picasso with artistic expression for feelings of fragility, depression and vulnerability. During the blue period, Picasso created paintings, sculptures and paper artworks.

Pablo Picasso Blue Period
Blue Period Painting – Pablo Picasso artwork

This amazing Canadian exhibition will include around 70 Picasso artworks from the blue period. In addition, there will be a selection of art pieces by other artists that influenced the young Spaniard.

This rich collection has been brought together from loans from many different international private collections and public institutions all over the world. For more information, press here.

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